That’s my name for it but Regret The Error has announced its annual awards in media errors and corrections, which it calls Crunks 2007. The scope and variety of awards makes the entirety worth reading. Yet the following correction from The Sentinel-Review in Woodstock, Ontario, probably ranks as my favorite:
In an article in Monday’s newspaper, there may have been a misperception about why a Woodstock man is going to Afghanistan on a voluntary mission. Kevin DeClark is going to Afghanistan to gain life experience to become a police officer when he returns, not to shoot guns and blow things up.
Still, you would think shooting guns and blowing things up would be considered a fringe benefit.
We misspelled the word misspelled twice, as mispelled, in the Corrections and clarifications column on September 26, page 30.
Correction in The Guardian